Custom Strava Integration

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This plugin provides an easy way to add your strava activities to your posts without leaving your site.

Author:Florian Kimmel (profile at
WordPress version required:3.4
WordPress version tested:4.3.1
Plugin version:1.0
Added to WordPress repository:26-09-2015
Last updated:30-09-2015
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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The "Custom Strava Integration" is a powerful plugin that makes integrating strava activities easy and simple. It gives you the opportunity to create output exactly the way you like it.

The Plugin

Basically what this plugin does is adding the shortcode [strava id="[activity id]"] to your post, receiving data via Strava API v3 and filling the preconfigured template with this information.


You want full control of the shortcode's output ? No Problem. You can specify a template at the settings page and define the positions of strava information. Therefore 'Custom Strava Integration' provides these placeholders:

  • [distance] - Overall distance of the activity
  • [description] - Description of the activity
  • [duration] - Duration of the activity
  • [elevation] - Overall elevation of the activity
  • [location] - Location of the activity
  • [name] - Name of the activity
  • [speed] - Depending on type (ride or run) - either running pace or riding speed
  • [time] - Local start time of the activity
  • [type] - Type of the activity (run - ride - swim)

You can not only customize the style by using CSS features, moreover you have full control over the html output.

Moreover you can choose the type of display unit (mi/ft or km/m) you want to use.

Difference to other solutaions

We know that strava also does offer their own embedded widget, but this plugin:

  • does not use iframes (if you want to)
  • allows you to fully customize the content
  • can display more information than the widget
  • does not require you to leave the site

You can concentrate on the important things - writing good blog posts!